The ancestors of the McEachran family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from person who was skilled in the riding of horses or who owned many horses. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Eachthighearna,
which translates as son of the horse-lord.
Early Origins of the McEachran family
The surname McEachran was first found in Kintyre
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McEachran family
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McEachran Spelling Variations
Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations
in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, McEachran has been spelled MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.
Early Notables of the McEachran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McEachran family to Ireland
Some of the McEachran family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 138 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McEachran family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers from Scotland
put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence
. As Clan
societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name McEachran were among those contributors:
McEachran Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John McEachran, aged 32, who landed in America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1907
- John Johnston McEachran, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, Wales, in 1914
- Jeannie McEachran, aged 60, who landed in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1914
- Jeannie McEachran, aged 69, who emigrated to America from Clamorgan, Wales, in 1923
- Charles T. McEachran, aged 20, who landed in America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1923
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McEachran Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Robert McEachran U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
McEachran Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Maria McEachran, aged 28, who emigrated to Glencoe, Ont., Canada, in 1911
- Duncan McEachran, aged 71, who settled in Montreal, Canada in 1912
- Ester McEachran, aged 67, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1912
Contemporary Notables of the name McEachran (post 1700)
- David "Dave" McEachran (1903-1983), Scottish footballer
- Joshua Mark "Josh" McEachran (b. 1993), English footballer of Scottish descent
- Duncan McNab McEachran (1841-1924), Scottish-born, Canadian veterinarian and academic
The McEachran Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.